My partner & I loved staying here. The staff was top notch, always helpful and friendly, anticipating our needs, taking the time to do little "extras" that were not required. The swimming pool was wonderful. Massages good. Beach well cared for. The food was very authentic Indian and delicious. Huge variety of delicious offerings for their buffet breakfasts & lunches. I also tried the breakfast buffet at nearby Radisson Blu and rank the one at Ideal Beach Resort was MUCH better (and WAY cheaper).
We came at the hottest time of the year and the electricity cycled on and off a few times a day (not unusual in India, so can't fault them for that). The rooms are air conditioned and very comfortable. The only thing you should be aware of is the dining room area is open air to the outdoors (covered so you don't get rained on and wired sides so the birds don't come land on your plate), so it is quite warm. Their are many overhead fans to keep the air moving, but if it's 100 Degrees F outside, that still leaves me sweating profusely and uncomfortably hot. If that's an issue for you, go at a cooler time of year.
we had booked standard double ac rooms. but on out arrival all the rooms were booked so they gave us the suite room temporarily for few hours until someone checks out.
and the room was dreadful, the ac was broken. the rug on the floor filthy and to top it all there were cockroaches racing on the bed.
but thankfully they changed the room, again the ac wasn't working.
we changed our room twice till we were given a room of our satisfaction.
no problem for couples to stay. they make a fuss about it.
on the whole the rooms are not up to the mark, the bed covers were bad.
it better to book a non ac room, as the ac in this hotel are archaic and refuse to work.
not a pleasant stay, the only good thing being the proximity of the hotel from railway station.
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